For years (it seems like years) the former ETC Communications shop at the top of the High Street has been boarded up. If we remember correctly, permission was given to convert the upper floors into flats, but nothing seemed to happen.
Anyway, a few days ago the raw boards covering the windows were given a coat of paint, which made the building look a bit less derelict. But even more recently a notice about ‘Site Safety’ was fixed to the front of the building. Is conversion about to happen at long last?
But that’s not all. A Prior Notification has recently been submitted to council planners saying that the ground floor shop will be replaced by a smaller shop and a flat. This might be part of the work that seems to be just getting underway.